Get ready for even more new Star Wars footage as ABC plans a Force Awakens first look this Thursday
We’re got just over a month to go before the theatrical release of J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although Abrams has confirmed that we won’t be seeing any more trailers, it looks like television is going to be the real source for new Star Wars footage in the weeks to come. Following the first Force Awakens TV spot earlier this week, ABC has today announced that it will air a new “special look” at The Force Awakens this Thursday night. The new Star Wars footage will be hosted by the casts of the network’s “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” You can check out a brief tease for the event in the player below!
Opening in theaters on December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the highly-anticipated movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be followed on December 16, 2016 by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017, and the Han Solo anthology movie on May 25, 2018. No release dates have been announced for Star Wars: Episode IX or for the third anthology movie. It was recently confirmed, however, that Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow will be helming the third Saga chapter.
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